No charges expected in Monday night shooting
A Grovetown man was shot Monday night after police say he barged in on his estranged wife and another man.
Gerald Stacks, 27, of the 5500 block of Eagle Ridge Drive in Grovetown, was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital shortly after 11 p.m. with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, said Columbia County Sheriff's Office Capt. Steve Morris.
Deputies were called to a residence in the 5500 block of Goldsboro Road, in Grovetown, on a report of a domestic disturbance, Morris said, and found Stacks with a gunshot wound.
Morris said Paige Stacks, 26, and Travis White, 31, of the 400 block of Aumond Road in Augusta, were in Ms. Stacks' Goldsboro Road residence when Mr. Stacks arrived, "trying to enter the home and making threats to both the wife and White."
Mr. Stacks forced his way into the home and was confronted by White, who was armed with a .357 caliber handgun, Morris said.
"During the altercation, White fired a single shot at Mr. Stacks, striking his arm, exiting his arm and penetrating his chest," Morris said.
No one else was injured.
"Due to witness accounts of the incident concerning Mr. Stacks' actions and the threats he made to harm both Mrs. Stacks and Mr. White, no charges are expected to be filed," Morris said.
The following accounts were taken from reports from The Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Evans woman bilked out of $10,000 in cash
An Evans woman told police on Thursday that two women cheated her out of $10,000.
The 45-year-old woman said that about 12:20 p.m. a woman wearing a purple shirt, purple pants and a black wig asked her for directions inside the Evans Walmart at 4469 Washington Road. The stranger followed the woman to her car asking to be taken to the Evans post office, where another strange woman, wearing a wig and an orange shirt, asked her to take them both to the Dollar Tree near the Evans Kroger.
While in the car, the woman said, the strangers said they'd found a purse containing a large sum of money and wanted to go into the Kroger to make sure the money was real. The first stranger went inside Kroger. When she came back out, she asked the woman if she had money in the bank so they could match numbers with the Kroger accountant.
The woman said they went to her bank and she made a $10,000 cash withdrawal and went back to the Kroger parking lot. The strangers promised the woman a third of the found money if she would give $10,000 to the accountant. The woman gave the money to the stranger, who went inside the store.
After a few minutes, the woman said she went inside only to discover the store has no accountant. The strangers were gone.
The woman realized she'd been involved in a scam and contacted Walmart security.
Shoplifting arrest made
A Martinez woman was arrested Sunday after authorities said she tried to leave Kohl's department store in Mullins Crossing with jewelry, watches and perfume worth nearly $600.
Ellen Marie Barfield, 24, of Loblolly Trail, was charged with felony shoplifting. She was released from the Columbia County Detention Center Monday after posting a $2,600 bond, jailers said.
Authorities said an employee stopped Barfield as she left the store at 4227 Washington Road in Evans.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue report for Oct. 3-9:
Activated fire alarms, 19; medical calls, 16; vehicle wrecks, 10; investigations, nine; controlled/unauthorized burns, eight; structure fires, seven; woods/brush/grass fires, four; assisted citizens, three; vehicle fires, three; activated carbon monoxide detector, one; and natural gas leak, one.
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